Monday, September 03, 2007

Loosening Up

Today's run isn't much to write about. Just was looking to work out some knots in the calves and gluts, and today's little jaunt definitely helped. They became more sore than usual after Saturday's mountain run. I suspect this has a lot to do with experimenting with my stride on the uphills. I normally take big, sasquatch lunges and power uphill, but on rocky, steep terrain, this is especially inefficient. It required a lot of mental discipline, but I managed to take much shorter strides on many of those parts. As a result, the effort was noticeably more aerobic and efficient, in addition to taking advantage of different muscles in the legs.

Ran 2.9 miles @ 8:26/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 143/157
Paved roads and trails.
Mostly flat.
Lower 70s, sunny.


Marc said...

Just read your mountain run post and have come to the conclusion that you are absolutely nuts.

Love2Run said...

Ditto! I'd still be in the ice-bath. Maybe they have an alternate route for MDI over the mountain just for you?